Theresa's Mixed Nuts: I Heart Brookies!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

I Heart Brookies!

We all have our vices right? Mine happens to be kitchen items. Dishes, bake ware, utensils, decorative bowls... I have a really hard time walking through the kitchen section at the store without buying something. It all just beckons me to snap it all up and put it in my cart. A few months ago Jason challenged me, saying that he bets that I don't know half of what I have bought for the kitchen. In true Theresa fashion, I scoffed and rolled my eyes, then insisted I knew every little thing I have ever bought and shoved into the far corners of my cabinets.

Fast forward to last week when I was looking for a pan I use once in a blue moon. While digging through my stash, I stumbled up a heart shaped silicone mold (affiliate link) that I bought a few years back and... you guessed it, totally forgot about.

heart shaped silicone mold

"Oooh, I forgot I had this! I should make something for Valentine's Day with it!" Of course, Jason overheard that and had to rub it in just a little bit about how right he was. I was able to get him to shut his mouth pretty quick when I mentioned maybe making some brookies (brownie cookies) in the mold.


Brookies are my family's favorite sweet treat, combining my chocolate chip cookies with homemade brownies. It's a really rich, indulgent treat, so they don't get made too often around here since my waist line would surely pay the price. But, every once in a while, a girl has to indulge.


These can be made with store bought cookie and brownie mixes, but I prefer to make everything from scratch. I think it just tastes better that way.
yield: 18 Brookiesprint recipe

Heart-Shaped Brookies

INGREDIENTS:

For the cookie layer
  • 1/2 cup butter *real butter, not a spread*
  • 1/2 cup Crisco Butter Flavor Shortening
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1- 12oz package semisweet chocolate chips
For the brownie layer
  • 1 cup chopped chocolate bar (85% or more cocoa) - I usually use a Lindt Cocoa Bar
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

INSTRUCTIONS:

Start with the Brownie Layer
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. In a double broiler, melt chopped chocolate and butter. Stir until smooth. Allow to cool slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar and melted chocolate mixture. Sir in egg whites and vanilla. Gradually add flour to chocolate mixture.
  3. Press brownie mixture into the bottom of silicone mold, filling 1/2 way. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool.
Cookie Layer
  1. While brownies are baking, start your cookie dough. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine softened butter with shortening, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually add flour mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Press cookie dough onto cooled brownie layer, leaving about 1/4 inch of space free from the top of the mold to allow for cookie expansion. Return mold to the pan and bake for an additional 9 minutes.
  3. Remove mold from oven and allow the brookie mixture to fully cool before removing from the mold. Serve.
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Brownie Cookie. Is there any better treat to celebrate Valentine's Day? Probably not.

Brownie Cookie

♥ Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day ♥

28 comments:

  1. Those are super cute! I love that you put a recipe with it. I'll pin it to my Valentines Board.

    Travis made Eggs in a Basket this morning with a heart shaped cutter.

    Isaak was such a grump! I put a hear box of chocolates on his spot at the table. He thought he couldn't eat any because of his new spacers in his mouth. I said, "I'll cut one in 1/2, and you can suck on it, eat it with your front teeth, or find one that isn't chewy." That didn't satisfy him. It didn't help that Travis made the eggs runny compared to usual. He was not a happy camper.

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    1. I remember Allison having a few grumpy holidays like that too. I think she might have been so excited about the holiday that she didn't sleep well the night before, which caused the grumps to kick in. Heart eggs in a basket sound so cute!

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  2. Another valentines day snack tat won't lack. haha you must never have to do the dishes with your stash, always having another tray or what have you to use.

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    1. Actually the opposite. I am always in the kitchen which results in more dishes than normal that need to be washed ;)

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  3. Brookies were pretty much the best invention ever. Whoever thought them up is a genius.

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    1. I totally agree! How can you go wrong smashing two awesome desserts together?

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  4. One does need to wash the pan in between the layers, right? :)
    A very original cake, never heard of this technique before, so you get soft bottoms and hard tops :)
    Love silicone moulds, I have them tons too, I have a heart shaped one as well, but mine is small for pralines. The white cake stand is elegant and lovely too. You did great photos.

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    1. sorry, just realized that brownie part does not go out, it just cools down.

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    2. Actually, it's soft all around. The cookie recipe is a soft batch cookie, so it melds nicely with the softness of the brownie. I have a small one too, but it's metal and I honestly don't even know why I bought it. I'm not a fan of metal pans after how easy it is to pop food out of silicone molds. Pralines sound so good right now!

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  5. Brookies sound spectacmazing! I must have these delicious double duty treats in my life.

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  6. I have never heard of brookies, but they sound verylutely delumptious. I have to make these. They look awesome!

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  7. I have never heard about Brookies before, but brownies + cookies? Yes, PLEASE.

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  8. These look so good. I would definitely try one or two.

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  9. Woah.. how is it I've never eaten a brookie before?!!! Love the idea! Saving this recipe for my cheat days heheheh

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  10. Ahh, why are these so fun?! I'd love to make some heart-shaped brookies like these.

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  11. I literally want to jump in your post and eat those. You happen to have made my favorite brookie! I wish we were neighbors :(

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  12. I must have been living under a rock because this is the first time I've learned about that term. I always referred to them as "cookie." Thanks for sharing the recipe and for giving me one more word to add to my culinary vocabulary.

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  13. I love brookies too! These are really adorable! Looks amazing!

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  14. I know you said you shut Jason's mouth but I think it opened wide for those brookies how good are they, and heart shaped for V-Day.

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  15. These are very cute.
    I love any dessert with chocolate chips!

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  16. You are killing me. These look SO amazing. This diet needs to take a break for a minute while I try these XD

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  17. I absolutely LOVE kitchen items too! However, when my cabinets started to attack me every time I opened them, I figured it was time to downsize haha! These have got to be the cutest little dessert I've ever seen!

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  18. What fantastic timing. I was actually just discussing with my wife whether I should make cookies or brownies. I guess I'll just make both!

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  19. Ha! That's a fun find to 'discover' in the kitchen. I haven't heard of brookies, but they do sound absolutely delish! Hope you had an awesoen holiday. :)

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  20. I feel ya girl! I have kitchen items I rarely or never use too. Those brookies look yummy.

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  21. super cute, Theresa! I have soft spot for those kitchen utensils and dinnerware as well..I keep stacking up on them LOL..

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